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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represe...



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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
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Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by DiCamillo, Kate
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favorite 30
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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie
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Topics: Dogs, City and town life, Friendship, Dogs, City and town life, Friendship
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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favorite 33
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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by Mo Willems
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favorite 29
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Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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by Fleischman, Sid, 1920-; Von Schmidt, Eric, ill
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favorite 24
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"Republished in 1988."
Topics: Gold mines and mining, Orphans, Humorous stories
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by Schwartz, Alvin
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favorite 31
comment 1
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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favorite 33
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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favorite 97
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Ben Carson
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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favorite 20
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Donaldson, Julia; Scheffler, Axel, illustrator
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favorite 32
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Topics: Interactive Adventure, Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's 4-8 -...
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by Lowry, Lois
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favorite 12
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137 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Fiction,...
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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favorite 12
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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favorite 21
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"American girl library."
Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Cann, Kate
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favorite 8
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Sequel to: Ready?
Topics: Love, Sexual ethics, Teenagers, Man-woman relationships, Sexual ethics, Young adult fiction
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by Seuss, Dr
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favorite 19
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A Beginner Book
Topics: Fantasy, Stories in rhyme, Children's stories, American, Cats, Nonsense verses
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human
Topics: School & Education, Vampires, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction, Children's Books - Young Adult...
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by Andy Mulligan
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favorite 15
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favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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favorite 49
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by P.D. Eastman
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by Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Eric Carle
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favorite 7
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Topics: Toy and movable books -- Specimens, Chameleons -- Fiction, Self-acceptance -- Fiction, Toy and...
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by Morrison, Toni
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favorite 35
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Published also by New American Library, Plume, Vintage and Penguin
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Christopher Paolini
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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Originally published: New York : Villard, c1997
Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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Topics: Autism -- Fiction., Savants (Savant syndrome) -- Fiction., England -- Fiction.
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by George Selden
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Topics: Crickets -- Juvenile fiction, Cats -- Juvenile fiction, Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Times Square (New...
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by Carle, Eric
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1970
Topics: Plants, Seeds, Plant life cycles, Seeds, Seeds, Plants
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by Kate DiCamillo
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Topics: Toys -- Juvenile fiction, Rabbits -- Juvenile fiction, Love -- Juvenile fiction, Listening --...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Topics: Investments -- United States., Finance, Personal -- United States., Finance, Personal., Investments.
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by Roald Dahl
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Topic: Fairy tales
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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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by Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin, 1950-
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"The international edition is not available in North America"--T.p. verso
Topic: Motion pictures
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by Babbitt, Natalie
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"An ALA notable children's book."
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Topics: Fantasy, Fantastic fiction
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by Matas, Carol, 1949-
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Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Concentration camps, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs,...
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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
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Topics: Paranormal fiction, Horror stories, Paranormal fiction
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by Bloom, Harold
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 131) and index
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Topic: Lee, Harper
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by Seuss, Dr
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A young boy imagines the fantastic animals and incredible acts he will have for his greatest of all circuses
Topics: Circus, Stories in rhyme, Fantasy, Circus, Stories in rhyme, Fantasy
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by Seuss, Dr
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favorite 13
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In verse, Sam-I-am tells of the virtues of green eggs and ham
Topics: Readers, Picture books
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by Lexau, Joan M; Chesworth, Michael, ill
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When his parents promise that he can get a puppy if he can stay out of trouble for just one day, Desmond "Diz" Aster tries his best, but a burglar almost spoils his efforts
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 3, Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Rosen, Michael, 1946-; Oxenbury, Helen
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A typically wonderful Oxenbury family sets out with gusto on a bear hunt, and the old story comes to life. Paintings are simply marvelous ... Rosen's retelling is spare, with a driving rhythm, and some new sounds add sparkle to the traditional tale. A predictable story in which brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat
Topics: Picture books, Board books, Bears, Hunting
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by Scott O'Dell
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African American women, City and town life, Female friendship
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Topics: Orphans -- Fiction., Diaries -- Fiction., Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 --...
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by Buyea, Rob
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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Interpersonal relations, Teachers, Schools, Families, Family life,...
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by O'Brien, Robert C; Bernstein, Zena, illustrator; Zena Bernstein
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Topics: Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats
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by Gibson, William, 1948-
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Hugo award book, 1985; Nebula award ; Philip K. Dick award
Topics: Computer hackers, Business intelligence, Information superhighway, Nervous system, Conspiracies
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by Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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by Pearce, Philippa; Einzig, Susan, illustrator
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Tom prowls through his relative's home at night, discovers a Victorian garden where non exists in the day, and there he meets Hatty
Topic: Fantasy
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by DiCamillo, Kate; Ering, Timothy B., ill; Gosling, William A., former owner
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The John Newbery Medal emblem is embossed and printed into the cover
Topics: Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Juvenile...
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by Silverstein, Shel
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
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Topics: Trees, Trees
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by Woodruff, Elvira
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In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war
Topics: Washington, George, 1732-1799, American Revolution (1775-1783), Space and time, American Revolution...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Curtis, Christopher Paul
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The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Family life, Prejudices, Brothers and sisters, Blacks,...
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by Carle, Eric
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"First published in 1969"--T.p. verso
Topics: Toy and movable books, Caterpillars, Toy and movable books
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by Dahl, Roald
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Originally published: London : Cape, 1984
Topics: Dahl, Roald, Dahl, Roald, Dahl, Roald, Dahl, Roald, 1916-1990, Authors, English, Education,...
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by Wilson Rawls
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favorite 10
comment 0
Topics: Large type books, Hounds -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Large type books, Ozark Mountains -- Fiction
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by Stine, R. L; Stine, R. L. Goosebumps
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favorite 14
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"Three scary Goosebumps stories in one volume!"
Topics: Puppets, Horror stories
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Enzensberger, Hans Magnus; Berner, Rotraut Susanne, ill
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Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams
Topics: Mathematics, Numbers, Natural, Dreams
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by Deborah Ellis
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Topics: Taliban -- Fiction., Women's rights -- Fiction., Sex role -- Fiction., Disguise -- Fiction.,...
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by Dahl, Roald
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favorite 7
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161 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Chocolate -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous stories, Behavior --...
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by Louis Sachar
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favorite 10
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Topics: Show-and-tell presentations -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Humorous stories
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by Hinton, S. E
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favorite 27
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Benjamin Zephaniah
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favorite 9
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Topics: Eritrean-Ethiopian War, 1998- -- Juvenile fiction., Eritrean-Ethiopian War, 1998- -- Fiction.,...
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by Scarry, Richard
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favorite 5
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"Preschool-grade 1"--Cover
Topics: Pirates, Animals, Pirates, Animals
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by Michael Ende
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Topic: Fantasy.
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by Collicott, Sharleen
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House dreams -- Garden dreams -- Mouse dreams
Topics: Houses, Mice, Family - New Baby, Juvenile Easy Readers, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8...
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by Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Anonymous
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" ... taken from 'White rabbit, ' written by Grace Slick. Copyright 1967, Irving Music, Inc. ..."
Topics: Drug abuse, Diaries, Diaries, Drug abuse
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by Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005; Berenstain, Jan, 1923-
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"Finally, when Mama was fully satisfied with how the food was arranged and all six places were set out, the Bear family and their friends sat down to their picnic lunch. There were 'yums' all around as the picknikers attacked those delicious picnic goodies ..."
Topics: Ants, Bears, Berenstain Bears (Fictitious characters)